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The Fort Printers

39 Pedlar St Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 236 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
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“Guests get the convenience of hotel services and the ambiance of a villa at Fort Printers… The eighteenth-century mansion turned printing facility now houses five stylish, antiques-filled suites—four linked via a second-story walkway, common in colonial buildings of the era; the fifth, poolside. The jackwood floors, copper-lined rain showers, and extra-long lap pool are generating a buzz among design-savvy visitors.” - Conde`Nast Traveler Hot List 2006
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Dilwyn S wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were meant to be in the Printers for 2 nights but because of Coronavirus outbreak our plans had to change and we stayed for 5. Peter and his staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive. The hotel is extremely comfortable with lots of character. We ate at the restaurant 4 out of the 5 nights and were never disappointed. If we are able to visit Sri Lanka again in the future we would not hesitate to stay at the Printers.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Davef151 wrote a review Feb 2020
Newport, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic. Do not be put off by the simple menu descriptions. Jo had 'aubergine salad'. So much more than a simple aubergine salad it was a taste popping delight. I had crispy belly pork. Go on try the mouth watering flavours. Then for main, my Sri lankan spice fish curry with accompliments was beyond a normal meal, coconut sambal, beetroot, chick peas and poppadoms. Jo had vegetarian cuscos. No not a simple dish, but one that exploded with herbs and pomegranate. The whole meal a delight. Special thanks to the staff in particular our attentive waiter janaka
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
G Cameron wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
Lovely interiors - authentic, colonial vibe.. a relief from the busy town outside. Smart casual with gorgeous food, cocktails and wine! Extremely professional staff and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend. We didn't stay in the hotel but are sure it would be lovely from the looks of things.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: If you like sunbathing/pool time, this is very small..
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stc8190 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates115 contributions73 helpful votes
This hotel is everything a boutique hotel should be. Super but not fussy service, wonderful decor, comfortable rooms with top quality furniture and toiletries and a great restaurant and bar. Highly recommended. We stayed in the prefects room which has a huge bathroom with a super bath and shower and literally two steps away from the pool. As a vegetarian food options were limited but this is merely an observation - there was still enough to choose from. Highly recommended for eating and staying!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sonjagleissner wrote a review Feb 2020
Alf, Germany148 contributions28 helpful votes
If you are in Galle, you can choose this small historical Hotel. Specially the Manager Mr. Peter . He is absolutely fantastic. He look very well after us. If we come once back to Galle we will choose this Hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$138 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fort Printers
Which popular attractions are close to The Fort Printers?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.1 miles), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.07 miles), and Galle Fort (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fort Printers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Fort Printers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Fort Printers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Abacate, Cannon Galle Fort, and The Bungalow’s Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fort Printers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Fort Printers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Fort Printers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Fort Printers located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Galle.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Fort Printers?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fort Printers?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.07 miles), Galle Fort (0.3 miles), and Meera Mosque (0.1 miles).